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Early American Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Although directed by the Department of History, this multidisciplinary program provides students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of life and society in early America in more comprehensive ways through coursework and research in various other disciplines – from anthropology to archaeology, to literature and the fine arts, and from government and political science, to philosophy and religion.

The program emphasizes both “depth” and “breadth,” as it requires students to take core coursework in the history of the Americas from European contact to the eve of Civil War, while allowing them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of and appreciation for various other areas and subjects in history and culture. 

‌The Early American Studies program envisions a broad definition of “Early American.” Because Pensacola was historically a bitterly contested epicenter of international rivalry, passing through the hands of multiple Empires, and a prominent juncture of American, European, Indian and African peoples, the program does not limit its scope to British North America. Instead, we look outward to the larger Atlantic World including the Caribbean, Latin America, and even the Great Lakes. The program embraces Pensacola’s diverse history, which creates a “Learning Laboratory” for our students. From local archives to 16th-century archaeological sites and shipwrecks, Pensacola provides researchers a plethora of opportunities to engage with local history and the larger community.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Submission of official GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 151 and Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5 or equivalent GRE percentile performance under the old testing platform; OR Official MAT scaled score of at least 415 
  • Submission of letter of intent 
  • Submission of writing sample (undergraduate research paper preferred)
  • Oral interview, if deemed appropriate 
  • Minimum of 15 semester hours of upper division history courses

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pensacola

  • 892 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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